The Oscars are this Sunday! On March 4, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will honor the best in the film industry.
For many entertainment insiders, the Academy Awards are the ultimate decrescendo to a major awards season. Every vital awards show such as the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Golden Globe Awards, the Screen Actors Guild Awards, and the British Academy Film Awards (the BAFTAS) have led to this wild and exciting awarding event.
Throughout this season, we have seen longtime veterans of the entertainment industry finally receiving recognition through their peers. From Gary Oldman's commanding and career-defining performance of legendary British Prime Minister Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour to Sally Hawkins's unbelievable portrayal of a mute janitor in The Shape of Water, countless superb acting performances have thrilled movie audiences around the world.
Also, first-time film directors Greta Gerwig and Jordan Peele have become household names for their respective directorial debuts, Lady Bird and Get Out. In fact, the American Film Institute named both films as part of their list of Top 10 Films of 2017.
Meanwhile, Guillermo del Toro is having one of the best awards seasons of his career as he walked away with several top directorial awards, including the coveted Outstanding Directing-Feature Film Award from the Directors Guild of America.
Currently, The Shape of Water has the most Oscar nominations at 13. Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk has earned eight nominations, while Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri earned seven nominations. Rounding out the top five films that received the most nominations are Darkest Hour and Phantom Thread with six nominations each.
According to Deadline, there will be an all-star selection of performers that is expected to take the Dolby Theatre stage. Andra Day, Common, Keala Settle, Mary J. Blige, and Miguel are some of the recording artists who are scheduled to perform.
Enstars has selected our predictions in nine of the most competitive races of the evening.
The Shape of Water
Guillermo Del Toro, The Shape of Water
Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri or Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water
Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour
Best Supporting Actress
Allison Janney, I,Tonya
Best Supporting Actor
Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Best Original Screenplay
Guillermo del Toro and Vanessa Taylor, The Shape of Water
Best Adapted Screenplay
Scott Frank, James Mangold, and Michael Green, Logan
Best Original Song
"This Is Me," Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, The Greatest Showman
Best Animated Feature